Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Photo Finds slideshow 6/5

My weekly slideshow video of what's new at Orlando parks and resorts, hosted by Attractions Magazine:

Here is the video directly:


It’s a banner week in Orlando, when that rarest of events occurred: the opening of a new full-sized Disney addition. More than a ride, a new resort hotel is a bigger deal, and it doesn’t happen often these days (compared to the 1990s). The Art of Animation replaces the second half of Pop Century, and it’s extremely well-themed. We take a look around in photos.

Snow White’s Scary Adventures closed this week, and the Disney parks saw other small changes such as new signs at Dumbo and Storybook Circus. Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney brought a classic car show and other goodies. And the Highland Games opened at Epcot’s rose garden to celebrate the upcoming movie Brave.

Outside of Disney, Wet ‘n Wild opened its new Blastaway Beach, a kiddie water playground that is just as welcoming for adults as it is for kids. What a week of new stuff!

Note that many of these topics will have their own blog posts later this here right here on Ultimate Orlando as well.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.